"Le ragazze bevono l'acqua."
Translation:The girls drink the water.
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Sometimes definite articles in other languages are used grammatically, but not necessarily meaningfully. By that I mean, if you say, The girls drink water, it is still definite. The girls drink the water is also definite. shrug it's complicated.
Then again, perhaps this translation is wrong.
there is a good post explaining it here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/1012366/When-to-use-the-definite-article
Type in any Italian verb here: https://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs/conjugation.php?parola=entrare
"Le", in this context, is a plural form, yes, but not for "she". "Le" in this context is the same as the English "the". It has the same meaning as the singular "la", as well as others like "lo", "il", "i", and "l'". Definite articles and how they affect other words in Italian can take some getting used to.
"Lei" (which is pronounced similarly to le) is the word for "she".
Is that the question you were asking?
I know that when you have two vowels next to each other, as in 'o' in bevono and the 'a' in acqua that the apostrophe 'l' is used for smoother pronunciation. It's like the words 'a' and 'an' in English. In English we wouldn't say, 'The girls ate a apple.' We say, 'The girls ate an apple.' Hope that's helpful.
The girls drink THE water implies speific water, like the water in the pitcher on the counter. The girls drink water means ANY water from anywhere. By saying l'acqua, translated to English, means THE water, no alternatives. You can't learn Italian from English without knowing the visictitudes of English!!!!!
These translation exercises are misleading. If you translate Le ragazze bevono l'acqua with The girls drink water, the app says it should be 'the' water. But if you then translate Gli uomini bevono l'acqua as The men drink the water, the app says the article is incorrect (which makes more sense).
It should be "the water" instead of just water because when you say "the" you are referring to some water you know, for example "she drank the water from the bottle" while just water would be any water, like this "she drank water" idk if it makes sense i tried to explain as good as i could